Motorcyclists might be in the minority in thinking December is not “the most wonderful time of the year,” but a gift of motorcycle parts or gear brings the joy of the season. If you’re considering what to tell friends and family when they ask what you want for the holidays or are looking to buy a gift for a fellow rider, this Holiday Buyers Guide is a good place to start.
Here at Rider, we work hard to bring you “Motorcycling at its Best” in each issue. We hope these pages keep your riding passion burning through the cold months and give you plenty of new routes, techniques, and products to try out once the ice thaws. We’re able to continue this mission through support by you – our loyal readers – and our advertisers. Adding an item from this holiday buyers guide to your gift list not only benefits you or your motorcycle-minded loved one but also the companies that help us to keep delivering the stories you enjoy.
Thank you, and happy holidays from Rider!
The Hair Glove prevents knotting and tangling while keeping hair protected from dirt, dust, and other damaging elements, and it provides a sleek and stylish look with its cylindrical design. Snap buttons running the length of the Hair Glove help keep hair in place, and the built-in Flex-Hook attaches to an elastic band to keep it from sliding out even at high speeds. Simply hook it, wrap it, snap it, and go. Available in a variety of lengths and designs starting at $18.99.
HJC RPHA 91 Carbon
This modular helmet features a carbon fiber shell for enhanced shock resistance, a distortion-free faceshield with increased peripheral view, and an adjustable three-step drop-down sunshield. The chinbar has a hidden closure point for smooth contact and less pressure in the cheek area, and the 3D-engineered interior reduces wind noise. The helmet is compatible with the second-generation Smart HJC Bluetooth system and other comms systems. Available in sizes XS-2XL starting at $699.99.
Barnett Lock-up Pressure Plate
This new product from Barnett fits all Harley-Davidson FL Touring models with Milwaukee-Eight engines, as well as 2013-current models with slip/assist clutches (except Softails). Made in the USA, the one-piece hard-anodized billet pressure plate guarantees no flex and optimal durability. Weighted arms progressively apply increased pressure as the engine revs up. Two sets of chrome silicon heat-treated and preset no-sag springs are included for different pressure options. Available for $415.88.
SW-Motech PRO Cross WP Strap Tank Bag
This tank bag is made of TPU material with no seams, holes, or exposed zippers, creating a completely waterproof compartment for your items. It has a sturdy EVA lid with a magnetic lock for easy access and MOLLE attachment on the lid for extra carrying capability. The bag can fit on many motorcycle tanks, including small enduro bikes with narrow tanks, and it includes quick-release buckles for fast removal and a carrying handle. The bag holds 5.5 liters and weighs about 2 lb. Available for $199.95.
Kodlin M-8 Softail Engine Guards
Protect your Harley from tip-over damage with this engine guard. Engineered from high-strength steel, the guard includes an oil cooler cover and black crash pads. The bolt-on design makes for a simple installation: Remove the mounting hardware from the stock foot controls, fit the engine guard in place, and bolt it back together. Available for $549.99 in a black or bronze finish, the guard fits 2018-23 Low Rider, Low Rider S, Low Rider ST, Softail Standard, and Street Bob models. Rear guards are available for $299.99.
Hawg Halters Radial-Mount 6-Piston Single Caliper Kit
Upgrade your brakes with this 6-piston radial-mount caliper kit. Fitting the popular 108 x 22mm mounting configuration, the precision CNC-machined 6061 billet-aluminum construction provides an optimum strength-to-weight ratio for strong braking responses. Reliability is ensured with dual EPDM copolymer seals and stainless-steel pistons, and a quick-change design allows for simplified pad maintenance. Available in Bright Machine, Gloss Black, Inca Gold, and Show Chrome finishes starting at $390.
SW-Motech Legend Gear Magnetic Tank Bag
This tank bag can fit on nearly any motorcycle and includes a magnetic attachment for bikes with steel tanks as well as straps for nonmagnetic attachment. It’s made from napalon synthetic leather and waxed canvas and includes splashproof inner lining. A waterproof cover adds more rain protection, and the carrying handle allows the bag to be easily transported. The zippered expansion increases volume from 3 liters to 5.5. Available in black or black with brown for $121.95.
Wild Ass Classic Motorcycle Cushion
Made with medical-grade neoprene rubber, the Wild Ass Classic is a comfortable and natural-feeling motorcycle seat cushion designed for long-distance riders who want extra comfort and less fatigue. The neoprene rubber reduces pain at pressure points and promotes blood flow. The inflatable cushion also reduces shock and vibration, keeping riders comfortable over long distances. The Classic cushion is 15.5 x 14 inches and comes with a bladder, a cover, straps, and a patch kit. Available in black for $249.99.
SMK Titan Carbon
SMK’s top-of-the-line helmet features a lightweight and impact-resistant Titan Carbon outer shell comprising carbon-fiber composite and energy-absorbing thermoplastic. An inner liner consisting of multiple densities of expanded polystyrene provides additional impact absorption. Ventilation is provided by a chin vent, a top vent, and four exhausts. Also included are a drop-down sunshield and a Pinlock anti-fog insert. This full-face helmet is ECE and DOT certified and available in sizes XS-2XL starting at $279.99.
Spectro’s Heavy Duty products include engine and transmission oils, primary chaincase oils, fork oils, and brake fluids that deliver maximum protection while extending drain intervals and component life. Spectro’s Golden Synthetic Blend is the ultimate engine lubricant designed for use in Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines and features a combination of world-class Group IV synthetic lubricants, superior base stocks, and advanced anti-wear additives to extend component life. Find it at your local dealer.